WWE Smackdown: Shane McMahon calls out AJ Styles for WrestleMania

Universal Champion Goldberg is only scheduled for one more episode of RAW before his current contract expires at WrestleMania 33. Shane McMahon then closed the show by telling AJ Styles he has an opponent at WrestleMania, and now fans just don't know what to think. Just as Shawn Michaels was always the man WWE turned to for a fantastic match, Styles could certainly take on the role of Mr. WrestleMania easily. Because of this, the match has come off as an attempt to throw Shane on the 'Mania card due to the success of his appearance a year ago.

The former champion then waited for McMahon's arrival before assaulting him backstage, ending up with Styles throwing McMahon through a auto window.

At 39 years old, Styles began wrestling just before Cena did, working all around the world for a decade-and-a-half before coming to WWE. Maryse added that she has heard Bella brag about being untouchable because she was dating Cena. Maryse also flashed her engagement ring and said Bella was jealous of that because she would never get one, going so far as to call her a "lying, backstabbing bitch".

The mixed tag team match has been rumored for quite some time now, and this week on SmackDown, General Manager Daniel Bryan made it official. It was decided that Harper and Styles would face each other the next week in one on one match to finally figure out who would be challenging Bray Wyatt.

"The prospect of AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon does absolutely nothing for me", he said. Wyatt responded via satellite saying Sister Abagail lives through him now as he rubbed her damp ashes and those of the burned-down house to baptize himself and become born again.

It was an incredibly exciting match which saw Austin Aries outlast and defeat TJ Perkins, The Brian Kendrick, Akira Tozawa, and Tony Nese. The Usos picked up the clean win by first knocking Chad Gable off the top rope before superkicking Jason Jordan and scoring a roll-up 1-2-3. "And the fact that I can't punch you in the face - and you know it, and you take advantage of that - makes me want to punch you in the face even more".

On this week's SmackDown Live, AJ Styles was a man possessed, ransacking the locker room as he sought revenge for a perceived slight from Shane McMahon.

  • Marlene Weaver